GameChat – Twins @ Indians #3, 6:05pm (game 2 of 2)

Apparently the Tribe had so much fun beating up the Twins this afternoon that they want to play another game tonight.

The Twins have five games remaining in their season. They need to win three to avoid a 100-loss season. Think they can do it? Yeah… me either. But we can hope!



Revere, CF Fukudome, RF
Plouffe, SS Cabrera, A, SS
Cuddyer, DH Santana, C, 1B
Parmelee, 1B Thome, DH
Valencia, 3B Duncan, LF
Tosoni, RF Chisenhall, 3B
Dinkelman, LF Marson, C
Tolbert, 2B Phelps, C, 2B
Butera, C Carrera, CF
  _Diamond, P   _Talbot, P
  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Minnesota 1 2 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 6 11 0
Cleveland 0 0 0 0 0 5 2 0 x 7 11 0

SSDD. Same shit, different day.

Scott Diamond pitched a beautiful five innings and the Twins, thanks largely to Drew Butera’s hot bat (yes… I really wrote that) staked Diamond to a 6-0 lead. He ran out of gas in the 6th, however. Burnett, Mijares and Capps had all kinds of gas left and they immediately threw it on the fire. By the time those three did their damage, the Twins trailed 7-6. Kyle Waldrop pitched a nice 8th inning in the first MLB appearance his parents got to see in person, so at least there was that. One might wonder why Mr. Waldrop wasn’t called upon instead of three guys who have been blowing games all season, but hey… whatever.